What is the history of Solidiance’s Vietnam office?
Solidiance office in Vietnam is based in Ho Chi Minh City and officially opened in 2011, in a corner office overlooking the historic Dong Khoi Street. However, Solidiance has been leading projects in Vietnam since the firm's early beginning. Solidiance's DNA in the country runs deep with Managing Partner, Damien Duhamel's, experience in Vietnam dating back more than two decades to his student days at the Hanoi University in 1990. Damien also founded a boutique Vietnam Market Intelligence firm in Ho Chi Minh City in 1995 and helped MNCs to enter the Vietnamese market. Solidiance Vietnam is now a growing office with a mix of local staff and international staff with extensive Vietnam experience.
How is Solidiance different than other consulting firms in Vietnam?
There is no other Asia-focused marketing consulting firm in Vietnam that can offer the regional scope of Solidiance, allowing us to deliver Vietnam-focused projects as well as Asia-wide growth strategies. With local and international staff , Solidiance offers insight to the country from a local and global perspective. We find valuable Vietnam market opportunities to exploit and provide an on-the-ground reality check to prevent costly mistakes in the Indochina market. Our most valuable skill is structuring complex data and market feedback so that clients can assess options and make better investment decisions.
How can Solidiance Vietnam help our business to grow in Vietnam?
The Solidiance Vietnam office can help your business grow in Vietnam because our team is an experienced mix of consultants, comprising Vietnamese staff with international experience and international staff with extensive Vietnam experience. Solidiance Vietnam has worked across industries, across the country from the large urban hubs of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Binh Duong, Dong Nai to tier two emerging cities. We know Vietnam and what it takes to gain actionable, insightful market intelligence. Our staff hits the pavement, interviewing key market participants from senior executives in Ho Chi Minh City to government officials in Hanoi to procurement officers in outlying districts, anyone in the marketplace necessary to give your company a strategic advantage.
Who heads up the Solidiance office in Vietnam?
Solidiance office in Vietnam is headed by Michael Sieburg. Michael first came to Vietnam in 2001 on a university exchange program and studied Vietnamese in Hanoi. Since then, he has accumulated more than five years of deep Vietnam domain experience. Michael has led market entry, market growth, and site selection projects across a range of sectors, including High-Tech, Manufacturing, and Consumer Goods. Previously based in New York City, Michael worked as a research analyst covering Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos for Roubini Global Economics Monitor, a leading global economic and market strategy research firm. While in New York, he also carried out bespoke research assignments covering Vietnam for the Eurasia Group, the world's premiere political risk consulting firm. Michael graduated with a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.